Bridges Support Services is managed by Murray Hall Community Trust, a registered charity.

It supports patients and carers living with cancer in the north Birmingham area. If you are registered with a GP practice within these areas, you may be able to access the services we offer.

Community Offer Scheme

The Community Offer Scheme operates within Rowley Regis, Tividale, Old Warley and Bristnall and supports people over the age of 65 to maintain their health and well-being and to live well within their local community. The scheme can be accessed by people living within the above areas or those who are registered with the following GP practices:

Oakham Surgery, Portway Family Practice and Rowley Healthcare.

The Community Offer Scheme can provide the following:

  • A home visit to understand your needs
  • One stop information, advise and support
  • Help to say health and well-being
  • Help to find reliable information
  • Help to say active and live independently in your own home
  • Access to transport solutions
  • Someone to talk to – befriending service
  • Help to make the most of community groups

 

Bridges Transport Solutions

If you are struggling to attend your appointments we may be able to help!

The project is able to provide different information about journeys to hospitals; this includes public transport, journey planning, car parking costs, recovering health travel costs. Transport Solutions has dedicated Volunteer drivers that may be able to take you to your outpatients and hospital appointment(s) – subject to driver availability and mileage costs (call for further details) – where public transport or hospital transport may not be suitable or available.

Membership is Free.

Interested in becoming a Volunteer Driver for Bridges Transport Solutions? Contact the Bridges office for further information on 0121 612 2933.

Volunteering at Bridges

Can you be a Bridges Volunteer?

Volunteering can be an enriching experience – especially in helping other at a very vulnerable stage in their lives.

It can help you develop new skills, meeting new and interesting people. You can volunteer for Bridges in the following ways:

  • Be a befriender to visit people at home or in the community
  • Be part of the team to support self-help support groups
  • Be part of the team to support people attending the day hospice
  • Be a volunteer driver to drive people to hospital appointments

 

Bridges Support Services offers:

  • Information sessions for carers and patients
  • Telephone support from diagnosis through to treatment
  • Information tailored to your needs
  • Navigate or refer people to access other services
  • Help to access self-help groups
  • Assist people to access financial support i.e.: benefit advice, Macmillan grants
  • A home visit to understand your needs
  • Access to transport solutions for information and volunteer transport support
  • Co-ordination of support
  • Someone to site with patient, so the carer can take a break
  • Help with domestic tasks at home
  • Someone to talk to who understands what you are going through
  • Help to find reliable information

Contact Details

Address:

Bridges Support Services & Cancer Survivorship,
St Marks Road,
Tipton,
West Midlands,
DY4 0SL


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